#55: 113L Aquatic Garden
Diana Berberich, Newburgh NY USA | E-mail: peachdoo at excite.com
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Awards and Judge Comments

Second Place

Great job in such a tall shallow space!

Jeff Kropp

A beautiful aquascape. A nice compromise between open and planted space.

Wim van Drongelen

I really like this tank! I like the colors and shapes of the plants, and even though there are a lot of fish, they are harmonious in form and color. It's a shame that there is a slight haze to the water.

Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Tank Size
61 x 30 x 53 cm (24 x 12 x 21 in)
Volume
113L (30 gallons)
Background
Blue plastic water image
Lighting
Phase IV hood with 4 tubes , Compact florescent blue white combo for a total of 108 watts
Filtration
Fluval 304
Additional Information
DIY CO2 used in first 4 months, stopped afterwards because fish load was adequate for sustained growth. Growth became slower and more manageable for so small a tank.
Fertilized with substrate Gold, Tropica Master Grow, plant tabs and sticks, Kent chelated iron. Light intensity was staggared throughout the day using timers.
Plants
1. Cryptocoryne wendti Mi Oya, 2. C. parva, 3. C. balansae, 4. C. retrospiralis, 5. Barclaya longifolia, 6. Eleocharis acicularis, 7. Hygrophila difformis, 8. Glossostigma elatiniodies, 9. Microsorum pteropus Wendelov, 10. Vallisnaria sprialis, 11. Anubius barteri nana, 12. Micranthemum micranthemoides, 13. Micorosorum pterpus dwarf variety.
Fish/Animals
3 Boesmani rainbow, 4 Dwarf rainbow, 6-8 Black ghost tetra, 2 Gold nugget pleco, 4 Ottocinclus, 4 Cories, 4 Pygmy cories, 1 Ghost shrimp
Materials
2 Peices of Wood, riverstones, gravel & pebbles, Sand and Substrate Gold.